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    Yes, Bears Have a Nose for Your Campground Food

    fileEvery spring, Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo stages a graphic demonstration of what can happen to a sloppy, untended campsite. Their goal is to educate visitors on how we can live more harmoniously with bears. The hosts of the demo are the real thing: a pair of 850-pound grizzly bears looking for an easy meal. Check out the video (below) to see how long the cooler survives with the weight of a bear on it. The video, which shows a previous year’s demo, offers a good reminder to secure your food and ...

    Posted by Steve T on June 15, 2010 6:55 PM & Tagged bear canisters, bears, camping, food and zoo | permalink | Comments

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